Recycled Tote Bags Wholesale

Promotional Recycled Tote Bags | Custom Eco-Friendly Tote Bags

Our promotional recycled tote bags are made from eco-friendly materials and are fully recyclable themselves. Custom business logo recycled tote bags are an investment both in your corporate branding efforts as well as in the environment. Choose from our promotional polypropylene recycled tote bags, bulk custom imprinted canvas shopper totes, eco-friendly personalized jute tote bags, or our promotional recycled cotton tote bags.


Promotional Recycled Tote Bags


If you are looking for the best custom recycled polypropylene tote bags, you've come to the right place. Our promotional recycled tote bags are a great trade show giveaway items and can serve a variety of purposes. Looking for the best reusable grocery bags with business logos? We have them! Does your business want to order heavy duty tote bags? How about a promotional eco-friendly non-woven polypropylene tote bag? We have all of these, and many, many more. Our custom recycled bags, zippered tote bags, custom recycled jute bags, convention tote bags, foldaway shopping bags, insulated grocery bags, and all of our other custom recycled tote bags are Earth-friendly and made of 100% recycled materials. They're reusable and are a great alternative to disposable plastic bags, especially when imprinted with your business logo to spread brand awareness. If you're unfamiliar with any of the terms that appear in our promotional recycled tote bag description pages, or if you just want to learn more about them, read the section below.


What does that mean? Promotional Recycled Tote Bag Terms Explained


  • Recycled Tote Bag Materials

  • Recycled Tote Bag Styles

  • Recycled Tote Bag Imprinting Options

  • Recycled Tote Bag Components

  • Miscellaneous Promotional Recycled Tote Bag Terms

  • Recycled Tote Bag Materials

    There are many different types of recycled materials that go into our eco-friendly custom logo imprinted recycled tote bags. Canvas, cotton, jute, polypropylene, polyethylene, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), pre-consumer recycled materials, post-consumer recycled materials, and post-industrial recycled materials are all terms you'll see describing our promotional recycled tote bags for businesses.


    Recycled Canvas Tote Bags

    Obviously, the above label refers to those recycled tote bags that are made of canvas. Canvas is a very strong material that results in a very tough tote bag. Our recycled canvas tote bags are sturdy, long lasted, and treated to resist moisture. They'll keep your personal items safe from the elements and endure years of wear and tear. They are great for carrying most anything, and are ideal for heavy grocery shopping, carrying canned foods to donation centers, toting large amounts of books, and carrying nearly any other ballast you'd expect from a heavy duty tote bag.


    Recycled Cotton Tote Bags

    Our promotional recycled cotton tote bags are lightweight and a breeze to carry. They are durable and reusable tote bags, but are not designed to carry ultra heavy loads. They work well as reusable grocery bags and also are good tote bags for carrying promotional giveaway items at trade shows.


    Recycled Jute Tote Bags

    Our recycled jute tote bags are probably among our more obscure promotional totes. "What is jute?" is a pretty common question. To answer it, jute is a fabric composed of long vegetable fibers. Most jute tote bags feature a single compartment and many have either zip or magnetic closures. Our recycled jute tote bags are great for carrying groceries and household items. Also known as textile fiber crop, jute is also the material used to create most burlap sacks.


    Recycled Polypropylene Tote Bags

    Promotional recycled polypropylene tote bags are among the most common recycled tote bags we carry. Polypropylene is a polymer included in nearly all consumer plastics. It is highly durable, heat resistant (to a point), is immune to water, detergents and acids, and overall a very resilient material. It is highly durable and is very resistant to tear and warping. It is fully recyclable and can be reformed into most any plastic product you can name. It is an eco-friendly plastic, comprised of recycled materials. Most of the recycled polypropylene that finds its way into tote bags begins life as car batteries or drink bottles.

    Our custom recycled polypropylene tote bags are waterproof and durable. They are heavy duty tote bags that serve a variety of roles. Many of the best reusable grocery bags on our site are constructed of polypropylene. While all of our custom recycled polypropylene tote bags are durable, some are tougher than others. GSM, or grams per square meter, is a measure of the weight and density of polypropylene. The higher the GSM, the stronger the recycled polypropylene bag will be.


    Recycled PET Tote Bags

    PET is an abbreviation for polyethylene terephthalate. It is a clear plastic that is most often used in water and soda bottles. You'll know your bottle is made from PET if the underside of it shows the number 1 inside of the recycling symbol - this is because it's also known as Type 1 Plastic or Number 1 Plastic. It is a non-toxic recycled material and is food safe, flexible, and light. We carry a wide variety of recycled PET tote bags. They function quite similarly to our recycled polypropylene tote bags, but are slightly heavier.


    Pre-Consumer or Post Industrial Recycled Materials

    Our promotional tote bags made from recycled materials will sometimes be described as being constructed of pre-consumer recycled materials. Other times they'll be described as being made of post-industrial recycled materials. In either case, the meaning is the same. These are recycled materials that are discarded before an end-user ever gets to them. When there are leftover/unneeded elements still hanging around after an item is produced in an industrial setting, they are often sent to recycling plants to be repurposed as other items.


    Post-Consumer Recycled Materials

    We also carry custom imprinted recycled tote bags made from post-consumer recycled materials. These are materials that are discarded after consumer use and often end up in garbage cans or landfills. More environmentally-conscious people will sometimes place them inside of designated recycling bins. We offer many tote bags made of pre- and post-consumer recycled material blends.


    Recycled Tote Bag Styles

    Many of our custom promotional recycled tote bags for businesses fit in to certain descriptive categories.


    Recycled Angular Tote Bags

    One example would be our angular tote bags. Essentially, our angular recycled tote bags are wide at the top opening area and taper diagonally downward. They are well defined by strong and sharp linear construction.


    Recycled Messenger Tote Bags

    Messenger tote bags, also known as newsboy bags, have one large adjustable carrying strap meant to be worn over the shoulder.


    Recycled Shopper Totes

    Shopper totes are our recycled promotional bags that can be used for grocery shopping, book shopping, or nearly any other kind of shopping (within reason) that you want to do. However, they can be used for far more than just trips to the library or market.


    Recycled Insulated Tote Bags

    Insulated tote bags, sometimes referred to as hot and cold tote bags, are designed to retain both heat and coolness. These thermal recycled tote bags have a food safe aluminum lining, along with heavy duty foil with a polyester covering. Between the layers, small, thin pieces of flexible foam are inserted which stop heat from getting in and also prevent it from getting out.


    Recycled Exhibition Tote Bags

    Exhibition tote bags are often used at trade shows, symposiums, seminars, job fairs, and any other place where one can expect to collect a large quantity of items. Our recycled exhibition tote bags are ideal for collecting pamphlets, business cards, and promotional giveaway items at trade shows.


    Recycled Tote Bag Imprinting Options

    There are two main custom logo imprinting options available with our recycled tote bags. The first one is screen printing, which is also referred to as silkscreening. The other imprinting method available on our promotional recycled tote bags is full color imprinting. There are many other names used for full color imprinting and we'll get to them in more detail soon.


    Screen Printing

    Screen printing is available as an imprinting option on almost all of our recycled promotional tote bags with business logos. In the screen printing process, a screen, often made of silk, is cut to make a stencil for a desired design. The item on which the imprint is to be made is place under the screen and ink is poured through the stencil. Only one color can be used at a time with screen printing, which is why only some of our inventory consists of recycled tote bags with multi color imprints.


    Full Color Printing

    Full color printing goes by many different names. You may also hear it being referred to as heat transfer printing, 4 color processing, 4 color printing, and a whole slew of trademarked names. Many of the wholesale recycled tote bags we stock come with full color printing available. When you order a full color imprinted promotional tote bag, you'll see your logo in extra bold and ultra-defined appearance. In full color printing, a graphic is placed on an item through a combination of heat and pressure. Special machines cut out designs, often from cut up vinyl material. A heat press transfers theses designs onto an item. Full color printing can also be done digitally. When this is the case, solvent ink is applied to heat transfer paper. The paper is then pressed to the item by a machine applying high levels of heat, and this transfers the imprint to the item.


    Recycled Tote Bag Components

    There are many additional components that you might read about when viewing our promotional recycled tote bags. One of these components is a plastic insert which is placed at the inner floor of a tote bag. Often these will be made of poly board, which is a durable and water resistant plastic made of PVC material. These inserts help to support the contents of your custom recycled tote bags and protect the bottom gusset from wear and tear. Gussets are another tote bag component that you'll be reading about a lot if you spend any amount of time on our site. Generally, the gusset is what the side panel of a tote bag is referred to. When the phrase "gusset depth" is used, it basically just means how wide the side panels of a tote bag are. Heat sealed handles, also known as hermetically sealed handles, appear on some of our eco-friendly promotional tote bags. Heat sealing can also occur at the hem of a tote bag or along its gussets. Heat sealing eliminates the need for stitching and thus makes for a speedier production process and cheap tote bags. Don't let the term "cheap" fool you. Our heat sealed recycled tote bags are still of high quality. Our recycled tote bags come with many different kinds of pockets. Aside from their main storage compartments, many of our promotional business logo bags also feature slip pockets, slash pockets, zippered pockets, and document pockets, among many others. The terms slip pockets and slash pockets are often used interchangeably, but in most cases, they refer to pockets that are accessed by thin slits within the inner or outer body area of a tote bag.


    Miscellaneous Promotional Recycled Tote Bag Terms

    There's a lot of insider jargon present within the business promotional product industry. Our recycled tote bags are not immune to this, so this is where we'll explain some of the terms you might see while researching our custom recycled tote bags. Spot cleaning & air drying is a cleaning method that is recommended for the vast majority of our promotional recycled tote bags. It refers to hand washing a stains individually, and then letting them air dry. Any item that comes with this recommendation should not be placed in a washing machine or dryer. Non-woven is a term you'll most frequently see when looking at our promotional non-woven polypropylene bags. Non-woven recycled tote bags are constructed from the assembly of pieces removed from large sheets of recycled plastic. Weaving is not involved in their construction, with the exception of some handles and hemmed openings. It is a speedy and efficient process which allows for the production of cheap promotional tote bags. Hemmed openings are stitched at to the top of our custom recycled tote bags and help protect against ripping and thread loss. Pen loops, as their name would suggest, are looped attachments through which you can store pens and pencils. If you'd like a visual aid, you can view one of our promotional recycled tote bags with pen loops.